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Toshiya Kamei

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Toshiya Kamei

Toshiya Kamei holds an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Arkansas. His translations include Liliana Blum's The Curse of Eve and Other Stories (2008), Naoko Awa's The Fox's Window and Other Stories (2010), Espido Freire's Irlanda (2011), and Selfa Chew's Silent Herons (2012). Other translations have appeared in The Global Game (2008), Sudden Fiction Latino (2010), and My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me (2010).

Articles by Toshiya Kamei

Reunion
By Ryuichiro Utsumi
One day, when he went home after a long absence, he found the apartment empty.
Translated from Japanese by Toshiya Kamei
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Blue Pansies
By Espido Freire
Being unaware of your wife's secrets is irritating, but not knowing your lover's secrets is ridiculous.
Translated from Spanish by Toshiya Kamei
Damned Spring
By Eve Gil
Before Vanessa, I had other girlfriends, but none of them was memorable or worthy of appearing in my scrapbook.
Translated from Spanish by Toshiya Kamei
from “Irlanda”
By Espido Freire
My cousin Irlanda was more beautiful than I remembered. As a girl her angelic face had been marred by only two defects—her thin light hair and almost always elusive eyes. But now her hair was nicely done,…
Translated from Spanish by Toshiya Kamei
Stalin’s Wife
By Liliana V. Blum
Moira and I wait for Stalin's wife in a downtown café. We arrived on time, but we didn't expect her to be punctual: it's the mistress who must wait for the wife, not the other way round.…
Translated from Spanish by Toshiya Kamei
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Last Rites
By Enrique Serna
The maid whispers, “It’s Sixto, he wants to know if you can come out to see his boss, says the poor old woman won’t last until morning.” I listen to the news with a feigned serenity,…
Translated from Spanish by Toshiya Kamei